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Algoma University president announces resignation

Former president Dr. Celia Ross will return in the role until a permanent replacement is found.
Dr. Craig Chamberlin has announced his resignation from Algoma University.

Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie is on the hunt for a new president, after Dr. Craig Chamberlin announced his resignation on Dec. 2.

Chamberlin served in the role for 18 months, replacing Dr. Richard Myers, who had been Algoma U’s president for five years. Chamberlin said he would be returning to Saskatchewan to be with his family.

“I want to thank everyone at Algoma University and in the Sault Ste. Marie community for welcoming me here,” Chamberlin said in a release.

“Although my time spent in the community will be short, I truly enjoyed the experience and value the opportunity that I received to engage in this leadership role.

“Algoma University is a unique and special place, one with great potential to be a remarkable university and I wish everyone well on that journey."

The school said Dr. Celia Ross will take over as acting president and vice-chancellor until a new president is appointed.

Ross formerly served as president and in senior academic leadership roles within the institution.